By The Record
June 04, 2012 12:00 AM
STOCKTON - The Stockton Police Officers Association on Sunday announced its endorsements for the upcoming race for Stockton City Council.
The union representing Stockton's police officers picked only one incumbent in four races up for election this year.
That incumbent is District 6 Councilman Dale Fritchen. The group endorsed Moses Zapien in District 4 and Randy Hatch in District 2. In the race for mayor, the group endorsed Anthony Silva. (But the Police used a quote from Greg Pitsch?)
Fritchen is running against Michael Tubbs. Zapien is running against incumbent Councilwoman Diana Lowery and Theresa Velazquez. Hatch is running against Councilwoman Kathy Miller.
In the race for mayor, Silva is running against incumbent Ann Johnston, and Ralph Lee White, Jimmie Rishwain, James Butler and Gregory Pitsch.
The primary is Tuesday. The district city council races will not be decided until November, when voters citywide choose district winners. Only the top two candidates in each district will progress to the November contest.
The mayor's race, however, could be decided if one candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote Tuesday. If nobody wins a majority of votes, the top two candidates will compete in a November runoff.